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The LSU Golden Girls
Taking the field with the Tiger Band at LSU for the first time in 1959, the prestigious LSU Golden Girls represent the oldest and most established danceline on the LSU campus. The line consists of a very talented group of young ladies chosen each spring by a special audition. Membership is open to all students who are on campus, entering freshmen, or transfer students who have been accepted to LSU by the audition date. Students in college (including transfer students) must have a 2.0 grade-point average in order to audition for the line. Previous studio dance training is highly recommended.
The Golden Girls are one of the feature units with the LSU Tiger Band and perform for all home LSU football games, selected campus events, community outreach, and away games (including bowl games) with the full Tiger Band. In addition, they have made appearances at community events including the Bella Bowman Foundation, ARC Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the ALS Foundation. In 2011, the Golden Girls were invited by the Hong Kong tourism board to perform for the Chinese New Year Parade and Festival.
New members of the Golden Girls begin practice in the summer. During the fall, everyone practices with the Tiger Band Tuesday through Friday afternoons from 3:50-5:20 pm. They also meet on their own during the week as needed, generally Tuesday evenings. The Golden Girls also appear at the annual football signing day in the spring, as well as other LSU-oriented events. They do not compete, but they do receive class credit for participation on the line.
Students wishing to audition would need to prepare a solo for the day of auditions that is no longer than one minute and thirty seconds. Please have the music on a CD and bring an extra copy. Also, the attire for auditions is a black bra top, black bikini briefs, skin color tights, and tan jazz shoes/pedinis. For registration, please make sure to bring your LSU ID or your LSU acceptance letter. If you are under the age of 18 you must have a parent present to sign your audition waiver form.
2015 Golden Girl Clinics
2015 Golden Girl Clinics are free to any dancer interested in auditioning for the organization. All clinics will be held in the Tiger Band Hall on Aster Street just West of Highland Rd. The dates are:
February 21: 10 am - 1 pm
March 7: 10 am - 1 pm
2015 Golden Girl Auditions
Auditions will take place in the Tiger Band Hall (same location as the clinics) on March 21, 2015. Registration begins at 8 am.
2012 LSU Golden Girls
Golden Girls performing during the annual Veterans Day Salute Show
2012 Fall Fest Performance
Appearance at the ALS Walk for Kelty Krewe
Current Golden Girl Captains with two members from the original 1959 Golden Girl squad